It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: waking up to the sound of a fire alarm in the middle of the night and realizing your house is on fire. For one family in Temecula, California, this nightmare became a reality. The family’s smoke detectors started beeping, but their six-year-old daughter didn’t wake up. It wasn’t until the parents heard their daughter coughing that they realized she was still in the house. Fortunately, they got her out safely, but the experience left them shaken.
Smoke Detectors with Voice Alarms for Children’s Safety
This story highlights the importance of having the best smoke detectors for children in your home. Smoke detectors are your first line of defense in the event of a fire, and having a voice alarm can make all the difference in ensuring that your children wake up and get to safety. A study by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that children woke up three times faster to voice alarms than to traditional tone alarms. A voice alarm in your smoke detector can be the difference between life and death for your family, especially the youngest members.
Riverside County Fire Department’s Recommendations for Smoke Detector Installation
According to the Riverside County Fire Department, more than half of all fatal home fires occur at night when people are asleep. The sooner a sleeping person wakes up and begins to escape, the greater their chance of surviving the fire. This is why it’s crucial to have properly functioning smoke detectors installed throughout your home, especially in bedrooms and near sleeping areas.
The Murrieta Fire Department recommends installing smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level. Smoke alarms should be connected so that when one sounds, they all sound. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your family has the best chance of escaping safely in the event of a fire. For more information on smoke detectors, including where to install them in your home, check out the Murrieta Fire Department’s ‘Smoke Alarms at Home’ flyer.
The Psychological Benefits of Voice Alarms
In addition to their safety benefits, voice alarms offer several psychological benefits backed by science. Research has shown that the sound of a human voice can have a calming effect in emergencies, reducing anxiety and stress levels. According to a study by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hearing a human voice can activate the “social brain” and help people feel more connected and reassured in uncertain situations. Voice alarms can also be more informative and specific than traditional tone alarms, providing valuable information about the nature and location of the emergency.
Resideo’s Voice Combo Smoke and Carbon Dioxide Detectors
Resideo’s voice combo smoke and carbon dioxide detectors feature voice alarms, making them an effective choice for keeping your family safe. With Resideo’s one-go, all-go technology, all the alarms in your home will sound if one is triggered, ensuring that everyone is alerted to the danger. Resideo’s ProSeries life safety & home security system also integrates with other smart home devices and the Total Connect App, allowing you to monitor your home from anywhere and receive alerts if there’s an emergency.
Please don’t wait until it’s too late to make sure your family is protected. Invest in the best smoke detectors for children, like Resideo’s voice combo smoke and carbon dioxide detectors. A-Bell Alarms Company, a First Alert Resideo Pro Dealer, can help you select and install the right detectors for your home, and provide professional monitoring services to ensure your family’s safety 24/7. Give yourself peace of mind knowing that your family is safe and prepared in the event of a fire or carbon monoxide leak.
Along with her husband Chris, Kathy is part of the "Dynamic Duo of Security" in the Temecula Valley. She is passionate about using her expertise to protect not only her own clients but the entire community.